Tourists love landmarks. But they often destroy them by accident. Because tourists are, after all, people. And people are bumbling idiots. While sightseeing, visitors ruined these sculptures, pieces of art and natural landmarks. With luck, many of them can be and often are repaired. But sometimes, these landmarks that have been destroyed by tourists are totally beyond hope. Ruined forever and ever.
The Little Mermaid (Copenhagen, Denmark)
One of the most vandalized landmarks in the world, Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid statue has been painted, dismembered and even beheaded. The statue was commissioned in 1909 and was beheaded in 1964. Drunks cut her arm off and returned it two days later.